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Technical Standards Notices

NEW STANDARDS PROJECTS

Development work has begun on the following new or revised standards. Directly and materially affected individuals are invited to contribute to the development of such standards. Those wanting to participate may contact the Program Manager listed with the document.

Participation on AWS Technical Committees and Subcommittees is open to all persons.

A4.2M (ISO 8249 MOD), Standard Procedures for Calibrating Magnetic Instruments to Measure the Delta Ferrite Content of Austenitic and Duplex Ferritic-Austenitic Stainless Steel Weld Metal
Calibration procedures are specified for a number of commercial instruments that can then provide reproducible measurements of the ferrite content of austenitic stainless steel weld metals. Certain of these instruments can be further calibrated for measurements of the ferrite content of duplex ferritic-austenitic stainless steel weld metals. Calibration with primary standards (non-magnetic coating thickness standards from the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology) is the preferred method for appropriate instruments. Alternatively, these and other instruments can be calibrated with weld-metal-like secondary standards. Reproducibility of measurement after calibration is specified. Problems associated with accurate determination of ferrite content are described.
Stakeholders: Welding professionals
Revised Standard
Staff Contact: R. K. Gupta, ext. 301

A4.4M, Standard Procedures for Determination of Moisture Content of Welding Fluxes and Welding Electrode Flux Coverings
This document establishes standard procedures for determination of moisture content of welding fluxes and welding electrode coverings. The test involves combustion of a sample in an oxygen carrier gas at elevated temperature. Any water evolved from the sample or formed by the combustion process is measured by means of either Karl Fischer titration or infrared detection. The key differences between these methods and traditional thermo gravimetric techniques are the inclusion of instrument calibration procedures, system verification checks and use of more accurate analytical techniques for water detection.
Stakeholders: Welding industry
Revised Standard
Staff Contact: R. K. Gupta, ext. 301

A4.5M/A4.5 (ISO 15792-3 MOD), Standard Methods for Classification Testing of Positional Capacity and Root Penetration of Welding Consumables in a Fillet Weld
This standard describes preparation and assessment of a fillet weld test piece. Test conditions prescribed and results required should not be considered to be requirements or expectations for a procedure qualification. This specification makes use of both U.S. Customary Units and the International System of Units (SI). Since these are not equivalent, each system must be used independently of the other.
Stakeholders: Welding industry
Revised Standard
Staff Contact: R. K. Gupta, ext. 301

A5.01M/A5.01 (ISO 14344 MOD), Welding and Brazing Consumables - Procurement of Filler Metals and Fluxes
This document provides a means by which the information needed for the procurement of welding and brazing consumables to a filler metal specification can be stated clearly, concisely, and completely. It includes a method by which the heat, lot, testing, and certification requirements that are essential to so many of today’s welding and brazing applications can be specified in the procurement document. This specification makes use of both U.S. Customary Units and the International System of Units (SI). Since these are not equivalent, each system must be used independently of the other.
Stakeholders: Welding Industry
Revised Standard
Staff Contact: R. K. Gupta, ext. 301

A5.1/A5.1M, Specification for Carbon Steel Electrodes for Shielded Metal Arc Welding
This specification establishes the requirements for classification of carbon steel electrodes for shielded metal arc welding. The requirements include mechanical properties of weld metal, weld metal soundness, and usability of electrode. Requirements for composition of the weld metal, moisture content of low-hydrogen electrode coverings, standard sizes and lengths, marking, manufacturing, and packaging are also included. A guide to the use of the standard is included in an annex. Optional supplemental requirements include improved toughness and ductility, lower moisture contents, and diffusible hydrogen limits. This specification makes use of both U.S. Customary Units and the International System of Units (SI). Since these are not equivalent, each system must be used independently of the other.
Stakeholders: Welding industry
Revised Standard
Staff Contact: R. K. Gupta, ext. 301

A5.3/A5.3M, Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Electrodes for Shielded Metal Arc Welding
This specification prescribes requirements for the classification of covered (flux coated) E1100, E3003, and E4043 aluminum-alloy electrodes for shielded metal arc welding. Tests conducted for classification are chemical analysis of the core wire as well as tensile and bend tests from groove weld test assemblies fabricated with each of two sizes of electrode for each classification. Standard electrode sizes, electrode identification, and chemical composition limits are specified. This specification makes use of both U.S. Customary Units and the International System of Units (SI). Since these are not equivalent, each system must be used independently of the other.
Stakeholders: Welding industry dealing with aluminum filler metals
New Standard
Staff Contact: R. K. Gupta, ext. 301

A5.7/A5.7M, Specification for Copper and Copper-Alloy Bare Welding Rods and Electrodes
This specification prescribes the requirements for classifications of copper and copper-alloy electrodes and rods for gas shielded metal arc, gas shielded tungsten arc, and plasma arc welding. Classification is based on chemical composition of the filler metal. Additional requirements are included for manufacture, sizes, lengths, and packaging. A guide is appended to the specification as a source of information concerning the classification system employed and intended use of the electrodes. This specification makes use of both U.S. Customary Units and the International System of Units (SI). Since these are not equivalent, each system must be used independently of the other.
Stakeholders: Welding industry
Reaffirmed Standard
Staff Contact: R. K. Gupta, ext. 301

A5.13/A5.13M, Specification for Surfacing Electrodes for Shielded Metal Arc Welding
This specification prescribes the requirements for classification of surfacing electrodes for shielded metal arc welding. Classification is based upon the chemical composition of the deposited weld metal except for tungsten carbide electrodes, where classification is based on the mesh range, quantity, and composition of the tungsten carbide granules. A guide is appended to the specification as a source of information concerning the classification system employed and intended use of the classified electrodes. This specification makes use of both U.S. Customary Units and the International System of Units (SI). Since these are not equivalent, each system must be used independently of the other.
Stakeholders: Welding industry
Revised Standard
Staff Contact: R. K. Gupta, ext. 301

A5.15, Specification for Welding Electrodes and Rods for Cast Iron
The chemical composition requirements for electrodes and rods for welding cast iron are specified. Copper-base rods used for braze welding of cast iron are not included. Major topics include general requirements, testing, packaging, and application guidelines.
Stakeholders: Welding industry
Revised Standard
Staff Contact: R. K. Gupta, ext. 301

A5.16/A5.16M (ISO 24034 MOD), Specification for Titanium and Titanium-Alloy Welding Electrodes and Rods
This specification prescribes the requirements for the classification of over 30 titanium and titanium-alloy welding electrodes and rods. Classification is based upon the chemical composition of the electrode. Major topics include general requirements, testing, packaging, and application guidelines. This specification adopts the requirements of ISO 24034 and incorporates the provisions of earlier versions of A5.16/A5.16M, allowing for classifications under both specifications.
Stakeholders: Engineers, students, welders, program managers, government agencies, civil engineers, automotive industry, aerospace industry, marine and shipbuilding industry, plastics industry, structural industry, higher education instructors, structural steel fabricators, welding equipment manufacturers, welding filler metal manufacturers, welding consultants, structural steel engineering firms, structural steel inspectors and firms, and testing agencies
Revised Standard
Staff Contact: S. Borrero, ext. 334

A5.17/A5.17M, Specification for Carbon Steel Electrodes and Fluxes for Submerged Arc Welding
This specification provides requirements for the classification of solid and composite carbon steel electrodes and fluxes for submerged arc welding. Electrode classification is based on chemical composition of the electrode for solid electrodes, and chemical composition of the weld metal for composite electrodes. Flux classification is based on the mechanical properties of weld metal produced with the flux and an electrode classified herein. Additional requirements are included for sizes, marking, manufacturing, and packaging. The form and usability of the flux are also included. A guide is appended to the specification as a source of information concerning the classification system employed and the intended use of submerged arc fluxes and electrodes. This specification makes use of both U.S. Customary Units and the International System of Units (SI). Since these are not equivalent, each system must be used independently of the other.
Stakeholders: Welding industry
Revised Standard
Staff Contact: R. K. Gupta, ext. 301

A5.18/A5.18M, Specification for Carbon Steel Electrodes and Rods for Gas Shielded Arc Welding
This specification prescribes the requirements for classification of carbon steel electrodes and rods, including solid, composite stranded, and composite metal cored electrodes for gas shielded arc welding. Classification is based on chemical composition of the electrode for solid electrodes and rods, chemical composition of weld metal for composite stranded and composite metal cored electrodes and rods, and the as-welded mechanical properties of the weld metal for each. Additional requirements are included for usability, manufacturing, diameters, lengths, and packaging. A guide is appended to the specification as a source of information concerning the classification system employed and the intended use of the electrodes and rods. This specification makes use of both U.S. Customary Units and the International System of Units (SI). Since these units are not equivalent, each system must be used independently of the other.
Stakeholders: Welding industry
Revised Standard
Staff Contact: R. K. Gupta, ext. 301

A5.19, Specification for Magnesium Alloy Welding Electrodes and Rods
This specification prescribes requirements for the classification of bare magnesium alloy welding electrodes and rods for use with the gas metal arc, gas tungsten arc, oxyfuel gas, and plasma arc welding processes. Classification is based upon chemical composition of the welding wire. Standard sizes, finish, winding requirements, package forms and weights, product information, and chemical composition limits are specified.
Stakeholders: Welding industry
Reaffirmed Standard
Staff Contact: R. K. Gupta, ext. 301

A5.21/A5.21, Specification for Bare Electrodes and Rods for Surfacing
This specification prescribes the requirements for classification of bare electrodes and rods for surfacing. Solid surfacing electrodes and rods are classified on the basis of the composition of the material as manufactured. Metal cored and flux cored composite (tubular) surfacing electrodes and rods are classified on the basis of the chemical composition of the deposited weld metal. Tubular tungsten carbide bare rods are classified on the basis of the mesh range, quantity, and composition of the tungsten carbide granules. A guide is appended to the specification as a source of information concerning the characteristics and applications of the classified electrodes.
Stakeholders: Welding industry
Revised Standard
Staff Contact: R. K. Gupta, ext. 301

A5.23/A5.23M, Specification for Low-Alloy and High Manganese Steel Electrodes and Fluxes for Submerged Arc Welding
This specification provides requirements for the classification of solid and composite carbon steel, low-alloy steel, and high manganese steel electrodes and fluxes for submerged arc welding. Electrode classification is based on chemical composition of the electrode for solid electrodes, and chemical composition of the weld metal for composite electrodes. Fluxes may be classified using a multiple-pass classification system or a two-run classification system, or both, under this specification. Multiple-pass classification is based on the mechanical properties and the deposit composition of weld metal produced with the flux and an electrode classified herein. Two-run classification is based upon mechanical properties only. Additional requirements are included for sizes, marking, manufacturing, and packaging. The form and usability of the flux are also included. A guide is appended to the specification as a source of information concerning the classification system employed and the intended use of submerged arc fluxes and electrodes. This specification makes use of both U.S. Customary Units and the International System of Units (SI). Since these are not equivalent, each system must be used independently of the other.
Stakeholders: Welding industry
Revised Standard
Staff Contact: R. K. Gupta, ext. 301

A5.24/A5.24M, Specification for Zirconium and Zirconium-Alloy Welding Electrodes and Rods
This specification prescribes the requirements for classification of zirconium and zirconium alloy electrodes and rods for gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, and plasma arc welding. The compositions specified for each classification represent the latest state-of-the-art. Additional requirements are included for testing procedures, manufacture, sizes, lengths, and packaging. A guide is appended to the specification as a source of information concerning the classification system employed and the intended use of the zirconium-alloy filler metal.
Stakeholders: Engineers, students, welders, government agencies, testing agencies, civil engineers, automotive industry, aerospace industry, marine and shipbuilding industry, structural industry, higher education instructors, structural steel fabricators, welding equipment manufacturers, welding filler metal manufacturers, welding consultants, structural steel engineering firms, and structural steel inspectors and firms
Revised Standard
Staff Contact: S. Borrero, ext. 334

A5.26/A5.26M, Specification for Carbon and Low-Alloy Steel Electrodes for Electrogas Welding
Classification requirements are specified for solid and tubular electrodes for electrogas welding. The requirements include chemical composition of the electrode for solid electrodes and of weld metal for tubular electrodes, in addition to the mechanical properties and soundness of weld metal taken from a groove weld made with these electrodes using the prescribed welding procedure. Additional requirements are included or referenced for standard sizes, marking, manufacturing, and packaging. This specification makes use of both U.S. Customary Units and the International System of Units (SI). Since these are not equivalent, each system must be used independently of the other. Classification requirements are specified for solid and tubular electrodes for electrogas welding. The requirements include chemical composition of the electrode for solid electrodes and of weld metal for tubular electrodes, in addition to the mechanical properties and soundness of weld metal taken from a groove weld made with these electrodes using the prescribed welding procedure. Additional requirements are included or referenced for standard sizes, marking, manufacturing, and packaging. This specification makes use of both U.S. Customary Units and the International System of Units (SI). Since these arenot equivalent, each system must be used independently of the other.
Stakeholders: Welding industry
Revised Standard
Staff Contact: R. K. Gupta, ext. 301

A5.28/A5.28M, Specification for Low-Alloy Steel Electrodes and Rods for Gas Shielded Arc Welding
This specification prescribes the requirements for classification of solid low-alloy steel electrodes and rods, composite stranded low-alloy steel electrodes and rods, and composite metal cored low-alloy steel electrodes and rods for gas shielded welding processes including gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, and plasma arc welding. Classification is based on chemical composition of the electrode for solid electrodes and rods, chemical composition of weld metal for composite stranded and composite metal cored electrodes and rods, and the as-welded or postweld heat treated mechanical properties of the weld metal for each. Additional requirements are included for manufacture, sizes, lengths, and packaging. A guide is appended to the specification as a source of information concerning the classification system employed and the intended use of the electrodes and rods. This specification makes use of both U.S. Customary Units and the International System of Units (SI). Since these units are not equivalent, each system must be used independently of the other.
Stakeholders: Welding industry
Revised Standard
Staff Contact: R. K. Gupta, ext. 301

A5.29/A5.29M, Specification for Low-Alloy Steel Electrodes for Flux Cored Arc Welding
This specification prescribes the requirements for classification of low-alloy steel electrodes for flux cored arc welding. The requirements include chemical composition and mechanical properties of the weld metal and certain usability characteristics. Optional supplemental designators are also included for improved toughness and diffusible hydrogen. Additional requirements are included for standard sizes, marking, manufacturing, and packaging. A guide is appended to the specification as a source of information concerning the classification system employed and the intended use of low-alloy steel flux cored electrodes. This specification makes use of both U.S. Customary Units and the International System of Units (SI). Since these are not equivalent, each system must be used independently of the other.
Stakeholders: Welding industry
Revised Standard
Staff Contact: R. K. Gupta, ext. 301

A5.32M/A5.32 (ISO 14175 MOD), Welding Consumables-Gases and Gas Mixtures for Fusion Welding and Allied Processes
This standard prescribes the requirements for the classification of gases and gas mixtures used in fusion welding and allied processes to chemically shield filler material, base metal, or weld metal. Classification is based on chemical composition of the more popular single and multi-component gases. Additional requirements are included for purity and moisture of individual gas components, testing, re-testing, packaging, and cylinder or container labeling. An annex is appended to the standard as a source of information concerning the classification system and the intended use of the gases and gas mixtures. This specification makes use of both U.S. Customary Units and the International System of Units (SI). Since these are not equivalent, each system must be used independently of the other.
Stakeholders: Welding industry
Revised Standard
Staff Contact: R. K. Gupta, ext. 301

A5.39/A5.39M, Specification for Flux and Electrode Combinations for Submerged Arc and Electroslag Joining and Surfacing of Stainless Steel and Nickel Alloys
This specification prescribes the requirements for the classification of flux-electrode combinations used with submerged arc or electroslag joining or surfacing using stainless steel and nickel alloys. Electrode classification is per AWS A5.9/ A5.9M for solid and stranded stainless steel electrodes, A5.14/A5.14M for solid and stranded nickel-alloy electrodes, A5.22/A5.22M for cored stainless steel electrodes and A5.34/A5.34M for cored nickel-alloy electrodes. Flux-electrode joining classification is based on the mechanical properties and the composition of weld metal produced with the flux and a specific electrode. Flux-electrode surfacing classification is based on the composition of the weld metal produced with the flux and a specific electrode. The form and usability of the flux are also included. A guide is appended to the specification as a source of information concerning the classification system employed and the intended use of submerged arc and electroslag fluxes and electrodes. This specification makes use of both US Customary Units and the International System of Units (SI). Since these are not equivalent, each system must be used independently of the other.
Stakeholders: Welding industry
Revised Standard
Staff Contact: R. K. Gupta, ext. 301

A9.5, Guide for Verification and Validation in Computation Weld Mechanics
This standard provides guidelines for assessing the capability and accuracy of computational weld mechanics (CWM) models. This standard also provides general guidance for implementing verification and validation (V&V) of computational models for complex systems in weld mechanics.
Stakeholders: Welding industry
Reaffirmed Standard
Staff Contact: R. K. Gupta, ext. 301

D1.6/D1.6M, Structural Welding Code – Stainless Steel
This code covers the requirements for welding stainless steel structural assemblies.
Stakeholders: Structural Engineers working with stainless steel, manufacturers, welders, qualifiers, inspectors
Revised Standard
Staff Contact: S. Borrero, ext. 334

D18.3/D18.3M, Specification for Welding of Tanks, Vessels, and Other Equipment in Sanitary (Hygienic) Applications
This specification provides the requirements for welding of tanks, vessels, and other equipment used in food processing plants and other areas where sanitary (hygienic) applications are required. The document addresses qualification, fabrication, extent of visual examination, acceptance criteria, and documentation requirements.
Stakeholders: AWS, ANSI medical, food service, and environmental services
Revised Standard
Staff Contact: S. P. Hedrick, ext. 305

F1.2, Laboratory Method for Measuring Fume Generation Rates and Total Fume Emission of Welding and Allied Processes
This document outlines a laboratory method for the determination of fume generation rates and total fume emission. A test chamber is used to collect representative fume samples under carefully controlled conditions.
Stakeholders: Occupational health and safety experts; researchers
Revised Standard
Staff Contact: S. P. Hedrick, ext. 305

G2.4/G2.4M, Guide for the Fusion Welding of Titanium and Titanium Alloys
The standard Guide for the Fusion Welding of Titanium and Titanium Alloys provides instructional guidance for the welding of titanium and titanium alloys. This guide explains processes, equipment, materials, workshop practices, joint preparation, welding technique, tests, and the repair of discontinuities.
Stakeholders: Equipment fabricators world-wide, engineering companies, maintenance welders, chemical companies who use titanium equipment, repair welders, etc
Revised Standard
Staff Contact: S. Borrero, ext. 334

 

STANDARDS FOR PUBLIC REVIEW

AWS was approved as an accredited standards-preparing organization by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in 1979. AWS rules, as approved by ANSI, require that all standards be open to public review for comment during the approval process. This column also advises of ANSI approval of documents. The standards listed below are under public review. A draft copy may be obtained through the AWS staff contact for the respective standard. Send correspondence to AWS, Standards Development, 8669 NW 36 Street, #130, Miami, FL 33166-6672; telephone (800/305) 443-9353.

C3.7M/C3.7, Specification for Aluminum Brazing
Reaffirmed Standard - $32.00 [ANSI Public Review expires 9/27/2021]
Staff Contact: K. Bulger, ext. 306

D10.7M/D10.7, Guide for the Gas Shielded Arc Welding of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloy Pipe
New Standard - $36.00 [ANSI Public Review expires 10/4/2021]
Staff Contact: S. Borrero, ext. 334

D10.14M/D10.14, Guide for Multipass Orbital Machine Pipe Groove Welding
New Standard - $44.00 [ANSI Public Review expires 10/4/2021]
Staff Contact: S. Borrero, ext. 334

D10.17M/D10.17, Guide for Welding Tubular Steel Vehicle Structures
New Standard - $35.00 [ANSI Public Review expires 10/4/2021]
Staff Contact: S. Borrero, ext. 334

 

ISO DRAFT STANDARDS FOR PUBLIC REVIEW

Copies of the following Draft International Standards are available for review and comment through your national standards body, which in the United States is ANSI, 25 West 43rd Street, Fourth Floor, New York, NY, 10036; telephone (212) 642-4900. Any comments regarding ISO documents should be sent to your national standards body.

In the United States, if you wish to participate in the development of International Standards for welding, contact Andrew Davis at AWS, 8669 NW 36 Street, #130, Miami, FL, 33166-6672; telephone (305) 443-9353 ext. 466, e-mail: adavis@aws.org. Otherwise contact your national standards body.

None at this time.

 

NEW STANDARDS APPROVED BY ANSI

B2.1-1-018:2021, Standard Welding Procedure Specification (SWPS) for Self-Shielded Flux Cored Arc Welding of Carbon Steel (M-1/P-1, Group 1 or 2) 1/8 inch [3 mm] through 1-1/2 inch [38 mm] Thick, E71T-8, in the As-Welded Condition, Primarily Plate and Structural Applications
Approval Date: 7/22/2021

 

REVISED STANDARDS APPROVED BY ANSI

D1.8/D1.8M:2021, Structural Welding Code Seismic Supplement
Approval Date: 8/16/2021

 

REAFFIRMED STANDARDS APPROVED BY ANSI

None at this time.

 

WITHDRAWN STANDARDS APPROVED BY ANSI

None at this time.

 

AMENDMENT STANDARDS APPROVED BY ANSI

None at this time.

 

ADDENDA STANDARDS APPROVED BY ANSI

None at this time.

 

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